|Birth: ||Oct. 4, 1904|
|Death: ||May 20, 1953|
The Traer Star Clipper May 1953
Traer, Tama County, Iowa
Clifford McNeal, 49, Is Electrocuted at Attica Coal Mine
Clifford McNeal, 49, of Albia, IA. who was born and reared the Traer community, was killed Wednesday when he came in contact with a 220-volt electric wire at the entrance of a coal mine at Attica, IA. According to news dispatches in the daily press, he apparently stumbled over a rail, and fell on the wire and into some water at the pump. The accident happened just as he was reporting for work at the mine.
He had been employed for eight years as a miner and as engineer of a hoist, by the Liter Coal Company. He was the father of fourteen children, six sons and eight daughters, seven of whom are still at home.
Clifford was a son of Frank and Grace Baillie McNeal of Traer. He was reared by his grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. John McNeal, in his youth. His father died here in 1931. His mother, who remarried, is still living. Mrs. Inez Steuben, of Traer, is Clifford's step-mother.
Mrs. Clifford McNeal is not known here. Her home was in southern Iowa, where Clifford has been employed for many years.
For Grandpa to make extra money before and during the depression, he not only worked in the mines (where he did not make a lot of money) but he was also a "Honey-Dipper". A "honey-dipper" removed the tubs from underneath outhouses and dumped them. Some of these tubs were dumped at Irma's Parents' in the fields as fertilizer. Mother says that it went to the Orchard, it was first plowed under then sent to the Orchard at their home.
Francis Marion McNeal (1883 - 1931)
Grace Brown Baillie Lehman (1885 - 1961)
Irma Faye Van Gilder McNeal Francis (1909 - 1996)*
David Marion McNeal (1928 - 2004)*
Marcella June McNeal Malone (1930 - 2010)*
Jaye Louise McNeal Morrow (1935 - 2013)*
James Wesley McNeal (1940 - 2010)*
Carlyn Jane McNeal Lawrence Legel (1941 - 2003)*
Diane Merle McNeal Pettyjohn (1945 - 2005)*
Danny Francis McNeal (1945 - 1970)*
Plot: J1 - - 49 - 2
Created by: Linda Allison Harlow
Record added: Oct 06, 2007
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